RM Sotheby’s is set to auction off this perfect 1979 Mercedes-Benz 500TE AMG wagon

This is the sort of vehicle that I believed only existed in my dreams. What you’re looking at is a damn-near perfect 1979 Mercedes-Benz wagon. It’s of the S123 generation of vehicles, finished here in beautiful black paint over black Penta wheels. The real trick, however, sits under the hood. Someone once dished out serious bucks to convert this longroof to a 500TE AMG. That means you can lift the hood to find a healthy 5.0-liter V8, likely the M117 engine.

RM Sotheby’s is auctioning off this amazing wagon as part of its vast Youngtimer’s collection. On April 11th, 2019, the event kicks off at the Essen Techno-Classica show in Germany. Click here to see more of the amazing machinery heading to auction. Then head on past the jump to see more pics of this wonderful wagon.


    1. My first thought too. That’s an ugly steering wheel, but the rest of the car is sweet (though I might change the wheels…).

        1. To each his own. I like black wheels to be all black, and even then, I generally only like them on white cars. On a dark car like this, I would rather see an all-metal finish on the wheels.

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